Saina Nehwal defeated world champion Carolina Marin of Spain and retained the women’s singles title at Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold championship held at Lucknow. The Championship was named after eight-time National Badminton champion Syed Modi.
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- Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold championship is being conducted every year at Lucknow to commemorate the memory of Syed Modi.
- She became the 1st Indian woman to win the China Open Super Series Premier. Saina is the first Indian to win a medal in Badminton at Olympics (Bronze at London Olympics).
- Saina was conferred with Arjuna Award in 2009 and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna & Padma Shri Awards in 2010.
- Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu are the top women Badminton players of India.